Liverpool Player Ratings as One Scores 9 and Five Score 8 in Premier League Win Over Bournemouth

Liverpool’s dominance in the Premier League continued as they secured a commanding 4-0 victory against AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, extending their lead to five points at the top of the table.

In a tense first half marked by challenging weather conditions, both teams struggled to make significant advances in the swirling south-coast wind. Liverpool’s attempts, mainly from long-range efforts by Alexis Mac Allister and Luis Diaz, were efficiently thwarted by Bournemouth goalkeeper Neto.

The Reds exhibited a noteworthy improvement in the second half, swiftly breaking the deadlock just four minutes after the restart. Diogo Jota orchestrated a seamless play, slipping the ball to Darwin Nunez, who calmly slotted it into the far corner.

Building on their lead, Liverpool doubled their advantage with 20 minutes remaining. Substitute Cody Gakpo provided the assist to Jota, who skillfully crashed the ball into the near post. Jota once again proved pivotal in sealing the victory, netting an angled effort in the 79th minute after a fortuitous bounce from Bradley’s cutback.

Despite their convincing performance, Jurgen Klopp’s side faced a setback as Curtis Jones was forced off in the closing stages. Bournemouth’s David Brooks missed a crucial opportunity to secure a consolation goal in the dying moments.

In the closing stages, as eight minutes of stoppage time were signaled, Liverpool continued to assert their dominance. Nunez timed his run perfectly, meeting Joe Gomez’s cross and sliding the ball into the far corner to secure a comprehensive 4-0 triumph.

In general, Liverpool performed admirably, particularly given their extensive list of injuries and Mo Salah’s current participation in the African Cup of Nations. Here is how Newsnow Liverpool rated Liverpool players.

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Alisson Becker – 6

In the first half, he directed one cross around the post. The second half saw minimal saves, except for a nerve-wracking moment when he missed the ball off his line, fortunately running out of play.

Conor Bradley – 8

Delivered a solid cross during the first half, faced challenges against Luis Sinisterra. Improved in the second half and might be disappointed he didn’t score; also received a booking. Contributed with a crucial cutback for Jota, resulting in Bradley securing an assist. Substituted in the 83rd minute.

Ibrahima Konate – 8

The opening 45 minutes showcased impressive passing. A well-executed raking pass initiated the first goal, although there was a momentary lapse in positioning. Overall, a solid performance.

Virgil van Dijk – 8

Produced two solid blocks in the first half, effectively containing Dominic Solanke. Interrupted a shot in the second half and navigated through the proceedings smoothly.

Joe Gomez – 7

Wasted a decent opportunity in the first half when pondering on the ball and caused some problems by Marcus Tavernier. Sound enough after the break and switched to right-back and he’d whip in a stunning cross for Nunez’s second goal.

Alexis Mac Allister – 8

The standout performer for Liverpool in the opening half, demonstrating positivity on the ball. Despite a missed opportunity with a long-range shot, he maintained control in the midfield post-break, effectively disrupting the opponent’s play.

Curtis Jones – 7

Displayed effort in the initial half, though not everything went smoothly. Improved performance in the second half, contributing to the opening goal, but had to exit due to an issue in the closing stages.

Harvey Elliott – 6

Initially struggled with ball control, but showed improvement as the first half progressed. However, his performance took a downturn in the second half, notably with a poorly executed cross that went well out of play. Subsequently, he was substituted in the 64th minute.

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Diogo Jota – 9

Initially scruffy, the player’s impact heightened upon moving to the right flank. Notably enhanced in the second half, he showcased skill with a precise pass that set up Nunez’s opening goal. Subsequently, he scored Liverpool’s second goal and, despite a potential setback, exhibited quick reactions to secure the Reds’ third goal.

Darwin Nunez – 8

The keeper wasn’t tested in the first half with two attempts, and there was some inconsistency. However, in the second half, he created chaos by scoring the opening goal and showcasing strength to contribute to the Reds’ second goal. Finally, he finished neatly in stoppage time, doubling his tally.

Luis Diaz – 6

The first half was relatively quiet, with the exception of a mild long-range attempt and a harsh tackle from Kluivert. The player’s influence waned in the second half and was eventually substituted in the 64th minute.

Sub 1 – Ryan Gravenberch – 7

Added more thrust in the engine room.

Sub 2 – Cody Gakpo – 7

Provided guile and craft – getting himself an assist.

Sub 3 – Bobby Clark – N/A

Looked after the ball and had a penalty appeal turned down.

Sub 4- Owen Beck – N/A

Carried the ball impressively.

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